Opinion: The Telecom industry bought a law

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Big Brother is always watching and he just invited a friend to watch along with him. On April 4, Donald Trump wiped away landmark online privacy protections by signing a measure into law which repealed Obama-Era Federal Communication Commission (FCC) regulations. The Obama Era rules required internet service providers (ISP’s) – companies like Comcast, Verizon, […]

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Drain the swamp

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Rain drop, drop top, GOP flip-flop. The new Republican-led U.S. Congress had a controversial start in its first session when massive public outcry, as well as criticism from President Trump, forced House Republicans to backtrack on a proposal to gut an independent ethics committee. The proposal would have significantly weakened the Office of Congressional Ethics, […]

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OPINION: Trump purposely misdirects nation from valid concerns with absurd actions

Don’t fall for the trick Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Donald Trump is playing Magician-In-Chief, and we are letting him get away with it. On November 27, the New York Times published a thorough, high quality article entitled “Potential Conflicts Around the Globe for Trump, the Businessman President.” It presented details, country by country, about the plethora of business interests that […]

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OPINION: The GOP deserves Trump

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer After the leak of Donald Trump’s horrific comments about grouping women, many Republican leaders were quick to jump ship. 51 current and former members of Congress, governors and high-level officials from Republican administrations have reached their breaking points and said they would not support Donald Trump since his vulgar remarks; these individuals include Senator John […]

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OPINION: The War on Journalism

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Journalists have a responsibility to report the truth, and Donald Trump is trying to take that away from them. The media has essentially carried Trump through the Republican primary, giving him over 2 billion dollars in free coverage, according to the New York Times. Despite this, the media has been one of Trump’s most consistent […]

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OPINION: Religious Freedom Bills

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Last month Mississippi Governor signed a bill into law that he claimed would protect religious freedoms, yet instead of protecting people from discrimination it does the exact opposite. Supporters of the bill have claimed that it protects “religious freedom” but the clear focus of the bill is on allowing for open discrimination against people of […]

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Muslims are not to blame

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Following the horrific terrorist attacks in Brussels, politicians and civilians alike were quick to up their anti-Muslim rhetoric. We see these attacks happen far too often nowadays, and it’s sad that fear has creeped its way into nearly every part of our lives, but we must not allow this fear to influence our actions and […]

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OPINION: Refugees are not the enemy

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Following the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, 31 governors have announced that they oppose the Obama Administration’s plan to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees. The size and scale of the Syrian refugee crisis is truly staggering. Over 11 million men, women, and children have been forced out of their homes, signaling one of the worst […]

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